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Ph.D. Goal 3


Ph.D. Goal 1 Ph.D. Goal 2 Ph.D. Goal 3 Ph.D. Goal 4 Ph.D. Goal 5

Degree Program:  Ph.D.

Goal 3:  Students will demonstrate their ability to design and conduct original research in their chosen fields of specialization



Did Not Meet Expectations
Limited Accomplishment


Met Expectations
Some Problems
Needs Improvement


Met Expectations
Considerable Expertise Shown
With Project


Direct or indirect measurements and/or measurement links.


Evaluation assigned to learning objective.







Present a completed paper in research seminar to faculty

Research poorly constructed; weak analysis; unorganized presentation; and/or did not exhibit expected quality

Adequate research study; exhibited adequate quality

Good research study; Presentation well-organized




Publish a manuscript in peer-reviewed journal

Manuscript started but not submitted

Manuscript accepted in a non-peer reviewed journal or B or C level journal

Manuscript revision invited or acceptance given for publication in an A level journal




Present a paper at academic conference

Manuscript started but not submitted

Manuscript accepted for presentation at a local, state or regional academic conference

Manuscript accepted for presentation at a national or international academic conference



  Benchmark:  Recommendation for improvement will be made for each objective where assessment of learning does not include 70 percent or more of students assessed in the Exemplary category based on the learning outcome rubric scale.
Assessment - Fogelman College of Business and Economics - The University of Memphis